Waw an Namus is one of the remotest destinations in Libya, located deep in the Sahara desert, south-east of Sabha. The black volcanic sand is stunning both from afar and when examined in miniature; look closely at some of the lava fragments and you may find green crystals from beneath the earth encased in the blackcrust. The three palm fringed lakes arrayed around the crater are as surprising as they are beautifuly, with each one a different colour, red, green, and blue. It extends 10 a 20 km, making it visible from space. Waw n-Namus volcanic field is about 4 km wide, with 100-meter-deep caldera, with yellow sulphur deposits around its 150-meter wide crater. The volcano is surrounded by an area of black deposit of ash between 10 to 20 kilometres wide. Due to the presence of fresh water at this remote volcano and throughout the long history of desert caravan travel, Waw An-Namus was always an important watering point for the caravans en route from Waw Al-Kabir to Rebiana, and Al Kufrah oases further southeast in Libya. Nowadays its one of the main dessert attraction. Visitors are mesmerized by the beauty of Waw an Namus.